Filipinos in Israel constitute one of the largest groups of immigrant workers in Israel.

Dahil marami ang illegal na nagtratrabaho sa Israel, mahirap mabilang o tantsahin kung ilang talaga ang mga pinoy na nagtratrabaho sa Israel na legal o with government-issued work permits. Tinatayang mga 120,000 Filipinos ang nasa Israel, kung saan mga 50,000 to 60,000 have legal documents and 40,000 are workers whose permits have expired and stayed on illegally. The Philippine Embassy in Israel estimates that there are approximately 40,000 Filipinos legally working and living in Israel. Most of them live and work in Israel's largest cities, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. There is also a considerable number of Filipinos working in Beersheva, Netanya, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion, but live in Tel Aviv, where they normally spend their weekends.


Filipinos work primarily as caregivers to the elderly. Recent plans to attempt to deport large numbers of Filipinos and other immigrant workers from Israel who are in the country illegally have caused concern among the Filipino community. Many children of Filipino workers were born in Israel, and face deportation.

Source: Wiki